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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Hillel Cohen is an adult gastroenterologist in Atlantis, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; Suite 211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Sherman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sherman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5511 S. Congress Avenue; Suite 125
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Steinberg sees patients in Atlantis, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinberg graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; Suite 211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Taryn Silverstein specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Silverstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; Suite 211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Yakov Gitin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 102
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Leon is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Seth Steinberg works as an adult gastroenterologist in Atlantis, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinberg attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Rosenfield's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenfield is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Michael Urban specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Urban accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Lyle Hurwitz works as a gastroenterologist in Atlantis, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5401 S Congress Avenue; #211
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Miles Medrano practices adult gastroenterology in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Medrano is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 Jfk Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Marisa Kesselman practices adult gastroenterology in Atlantis, FL. Dr. Kesselman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
160 John F Kennedy Drive; Suite 103
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Nirmala Shanmugam is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.